Kid in Texas builds clock - no one feels comfortable acknowledging that it kind of looks like a bomb
This story made a lot of noise the last few days. We're not going to get into some of the theories about the kid's dad being an aspiring politician and how it may have been a publicity stunt. We're not going to comment on how the american president looks more and more, hm, strained in his efforts to appear as the one taking the higher moral road, always. We're not going to try to be smart about how the washington post looks like a bunch of pussies when hollering islamophobia at the teacher and school who mistook the clock for a bomb. We're just going to post the picture of the clock. Does it, or does it not look like a bomb? You be the judge (picture from here).
We forgot this one yesterday - possibly the best part of the entire article:
"The ideal man under the standards of toxic masculinity is white, cisgender, heterosexual, and virile to the point of parody." We are relieved that the toxicity of society was properly identified for us. White (i.e. not black, asian or hispanic), cisgender (i.e. not trannies), heterosexual (i.e. not fairies) and virile (i.e. healthy). So now that we've got society's cancer (i.e. toxicity) nailed down, all that's missing is it's eradication. And when we're talking about eradicating a certain gender/ethnic combo, identification (i.e. drawing limits) is key to control collaterals. We wouldn't want to eradicate anyone who doesn't fit the above mold ("white, cisgender, heterosexual and virile" if it had escaped anyone).
So, it should be beyond anyone's doubt who's the target here (again, "white, cisgender, heterosexual and virile" men). But we're still a bit confused as to why. Is it because of sometimes questionable aesthetics (remember, solution to failing aesthetics here)? Is it because they invented the safety belt?
When the world is mysterious we turn to our glorious leader, the head honcho, for answers. Here's what he had to say: "She could look pretty with a bit of makeup."
The article "Manvertisements” and Toxic Masculinity" almost reads like a transcript of the ulbator about page. Turns out to be pure gold, what we stumbled upon just this morning. Here's the plot:
Note how the term toxic masculinity bears no quotes, i.e. this one is the real deal, this term has solid maybe even scientific fundementals as opposed to "manvertisements", which is a funnier term. Still true but expressed in a more digestible fashion than the gravely serious matter of toxic masculinity. But let's not get off track. Below, a handful of nuggets of wisdom from the text (quoted) and our immediate thoughts and interpretations of it.
"Toxic masculinity is what disguises emotional immaturity as a stereotypical male stoicism" Undoubtedly then, us at ulbator are emotionally immature. Although we prefer "toxic".
For this next one, I guess we are just going to have to confess. Guilty as charged: "Men who do not fall in line may... be called... pussies". Have you ever read the ulbator slogan? Ulbator has been known to refer to people as pussies every once in a blue moon.
And after dealing with pussies, the author shows a softer side: "Within a society that tells men their role is to be strong, silent, and dominant, men’s emotional needs are left unmet." We want to make it very clear that us at ulbator have never talked a man who feels like weeping out of doing so. Just make sure that no one sees you when you're shedding them crocodile tears.
"Misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are deeply connected to toxic masculinity." What does it mean to be a homophobe or a transphobe? That you're scared to death of gays and trannies?
"Within the construct of toxic masculinity, weakness is a cardinal sin". Truth to be told, I have always disliked weakness in a man. The evidence keeps pouring in of my toxicity.
A funny read.
Not for Pussies!